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How does a microwave oven with a grill function work?

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A microwave oven with a grill function can work thanks to a combination of typical microwave cooking and a heating element. This helps to brown food and give it a better texture and appearance.

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There are a number of benefits to using a grilling microwave, such as general microwave cooking and the ability to brown and crisp food. It is a great tool for cooking pizza, and it is often equipped with a special metal rack that can be used to get food closer to the grilling element. Some of the considerations of using a grilling microwave is that they are more expensive than traditional microwaves, and they don't offer convection heating.

A grilling microwave can do all of the same cooking that a standard microwave can do, such as heating soup, cooking microwave meals or even making a baked potato. With the grill function, however, food does not come out soggy, and it easily melts cheese and grills toast simultaneously. These are things a traditional microwave doesn't do.

Grilling microwaves start at about $200, and they are available on Amazon.com, as of March 2015. For instance, the Samsung MC11H6033CT is one popular option. It has a score of 4 out of 5 stars on Amazon.com, features a drop-down door, and it comes equipped with an eco-mode, as well as a grilling element.

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